Arlan William “Butch” Willich
August 21, 1936 - April 16, 2019
Arlan William “Butch” Willich, age 82 of Howard, KS, passed away April 16, 2019 at his home.
Arlan was born August 21, 1936 in Valley Center, KS to William Henry and Ruby Cecilia (Adler) Willich. He graduated from Howard High School in 1955. After High School, he joined the military in January 1956, serving in the Marines for 3 years. After being discharged, Arlan went to work for Boeing Aircraft and worked for them until his retirement. He was proud of his career with Boeing, as he got to travel to many places for them, working on the Presidents plane, Air Force One.
Arlan’s favorite hobbies were hunting and fishing. He would spend the fall hunting deer, and would travel to North Dakota on pheasant hunting trips. He was a member of the Kansas Trap Shooters Association and traveled various places for trap shooting competitions, where he won several awards.
Arlan is survived by:
Sister: Joetta and husband Dan Miller of Howard, KS
Cindee and husband Tom VanBuskirk of Arvada, CO
Nancy and husband Chip Crum of Howard, KS
Nephew: Troy and wife Cherrie Miller of Amarillo, TX
6 great nieces and nephews
3 great-great nephews
He was proceeded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, KS 67349
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to either the American Diabetes Association, or the Elk County Ministerial Alliance, and can be mailed to or left with the funeral home.
Services entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, P.O. Box 1233, Howard, KS 67349
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